FORT WORTH, Texas -- Prosecutors are asking a judge to revoke the bond posted by the mother of a Texas man who used an "affluenza" defense after he killed four people in a 2013 drunken-driving crash, when he was a teenager.
Tonya Couch has been free pending trial on charges of hindering apprehension of a felon and money laundering. She and her son Ethan fled to Mexico in 2015 after video surfaced apparently showing him at a party with alcohol - a probation violation.
Now, prosecutors allege that Tonya Couch possessed or consumed alcoholic beverages in violation of her bond.
She tends bar in suburban Fort Worth.
At trial, a psychologist blamed "affluenza" - acting irresponsibly due to wealth - for Ethan Couch's actions. He'sas a condition of his 10 years' probation.